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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1317
Landing Ship Utility LSU-1317 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-1317 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Memorial Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 30 April 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 27 June 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT-1317 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater serving as part of the South Pacific Force
Designation changed to Landing Ship Utility LSU-1317 in 1949
LSU-1317 served in the Korean War zone, dates unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||US troops prepare to disembark from LSU-1317 at "Charley" Pier, near Inchon's Tidal Basin, 29 December 1950. Wolmi-Do island is in the background, with Sowolmi-Do island in the left distance. Photographer: AF3 F.O. Furuichi. Note cold weather clothing worn by these men.
US Navy photo # NH 97080, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
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||LSU-1317 in drydock #4 Naval Station Sasebo, Japan, 1952.
There is no DANFS history of LCT(6)-1317 / LSU-1317 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The Official Home Page of the World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 3 March 2017
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